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Ian Naismith

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Well I am very late as I just learned of Ians passing. I met Ian back in 2006. I was his wife's nurse and Ian was so kind and even gave my little boy (at the time) an autographed picture of him and Jordan. I was just telling someone the story the other day. Rest In Peace Ian. God bless.

Ian i am doing my best to continue your dreams and your passion - hope you see that i am trying my best friend!

I'm completely taken by surprise, did not get the news Ian died. I probably was on the road, and not many in The Netherlands knew him, so nobody informed me later.

I met Ian in 2002 in Indianapolis, when the World Cup took place there. We spent quite some time twice, he signed the books and replica of the original rules with a personal message: "We meet again". I had in the back of my mind that I should bring him over to The Netherlands with his traveling exhibition - I...

So sorry and so sorry i had not heard sooner. Fortunately I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging with Ian a couple dozen plus times at The Port in Barrington, IL. One of the nicest, greatest and loving men I have ever met. Great story teller too. God Bless him and his foundation.

I am afraid I am very late to this message board. Please allow me to express my condolences to the family and loved ones. I met Ian at the RDU airport and we struck up an immediate friendship. We had a few conversations by phone, met one other time and talked about his many project ideas. Our loss is great. Please allow me to offer my services, should there be any way I can help continue his work. I really believed in what he said and how he felt, and not just about basketball. About...

We were friends for more then 50 years and I miss him everyday. A nicer man can not be found. Jerry Epperly

Ian was my friend not a day goes by that I don't think of the good times we had u gave me the nickname Mr Tee lol u wear a true friend thanks for a great time with the little time we had God bless ur soul ur friend Mr Tee aka trell dove

I knew Ian the better part of a decade. We worked together on basketball projects and became friends over the course of our business dealings - we lost touch over the last year or so and I just found out today about his passing. He was a strong willed man who believed in the game his grandfather invented and what it stood for - sportsmanship. Hopefully someone will carry on his crusade to keep his grandfather's ideals alive. You will be missed by all who knew you - rest in peace old friend.

Ian- I am just now able to write my thoughts to you. My heart is in pieces. In the 39 years that i have been alive, I have never had a friend like you. You were my bestfriend, my confidante, my courage...you were my rock. You made me a better person. You made me stronger and able to face things that I didnt always want to. I will forever cherish the good times that we had-from long talks out on your back deck as we watched the sun go down over the ocean to simple days where all we did was...

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